Lincolnshire

Air ambulance called after teen suffers cardiac arrest in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance carried out six emergency missions over the bank holiday weekend, including four cardiac arrests.

During the recent bank holiday weekend, over half of the potentially life-saving missions undertaken by the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance were to cardiac arrests.

The youngest cardiac arrest patient was a teenager while the oldest was in their 60s.

On Saturday, August 26, the charity’s crew were dispatched to a cardiac arrest in Louth where they assisted a land ambulance crew then accompanied the patient to Grimsby Hospital by land.

On Sunday, August 27, a call came in needing a rapid response to another cardiac arrest, this time at Wainfleet.

The crew were on scene within 17 minutes and airlifted the patient to Lincoln County Hospital.

Karen Jobling, Chief Executive of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, and Jack O’Hern joint Chairman of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Board of Trustees with the new ambucopter.

The ambucopter was then dispatched to another cardiac arrest, this time at Barkston Heath.

Again, the crew airlifted the patient to Lincoln County Hospital after arriving in just 11 minutes.

On Monday, August 28, the first call of the day was to an incident in Mablethorpe, closely followed by the crew’s fourth cardiac arrest of the weekend at Firsby.

The ambucopter was on scene within six minutes and airlifted the patient to Lincoln Hospital.

The last mission of the weekend was to a crash on the A57 near Drinsey Nook.

The patient was taken to Lincoln County Hospital by land with minor injuries.

CEO, Karen Jobling, said: “It’s been an incredibly busy holiday weekend for our crew.

“Across the UK, more than 30,000 cardiac arrests take place away from a hospital each year.

“The speed at which the ambucopter can deliver an advanced critical care team to the patient.”